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California Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and listing of hazardous waste: 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66261.1 to 66261.126, Appendices I through XII

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Extremely hazardous waste: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 25115, CH & SC 25153, CH & SC 25157, 22 CCR 66261.107, 22 CCR 66261.110, and 22 CCR 66261.113

Determining waste status:

Definition of waste: 22 CCR 66261.2

Definition of hazardous waste: 22 CCR 66261.3

Federal exclusions from waste or hazardous waste classification: 22 CCR 66261.4

State exclusions: CH & SC 11007 and 22 CCR 66261.4

State exclusion for certain recyclable materials: 22 CCR 66261.2(a), 22 CCR 66261.4(h), CH & SC 25120.5, CH & SC 25121, CH & SC 25143.2, and CH & SC 25143.9

Determining hazardous waste status:

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) vs. Non-RCRA hazardous wastes: CH & SC 25117, CH & SC 25117.9, 22 CCR 66260.10, 22 CCR 66261.3, 22 CCR 66261.100, and 22 CCR 66261.101

Non-RCRA (California) hazardous wastes: 22 CCR 66260.10, 22 CCR 66261.50, 22 CCR 66261.101, 22 CCR 66261.110, 22 CCR 66261.111, and 22 CCR 66261.120 to 66261.126

Extremely hazardous wastes: 22 CCR 66261.110

Special wastes: 22 CCR 66260.10 and 22 CCR 66261.120 to 66261.126

Discarded mercury-containing products: 22 CCR 66261.101(a)(4) and 22 CCR 66261.50

Hazardous wastes of concern: 22 CCR 66261.11

Mixture and derived-from rules: 22 CCR 66261.3

Listed hazardous wastes: 22 CCR 66261.30 to 66261.35 and 22 CCR 66261.50

Characteristic hazardous waste: 22 CCR 66261.10 to 66261.24

Toxicity characteristic: 22 CCR 66261.24(a)

Nonhazardous characteristic waste: 22 CCR 66261.24(b) and 22 CCR 66261.24(c)

Petitions, variances, and nonwaste determinations: CH & SC 25143, 22 CCR ...


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